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Vardanes
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[1] River to the east of the Sea of Azov

In Ptol. 5,8,2 and 14 (Οὐαρδάνης/Ouardánēs) the most southerly of the seven rivers beyond the Tanais (Don) flowing from the east into the Maeotis (Sea of Azov), on which five cities are mentioned; the V., which is also known to Amm. 22,8,26, was a large navigable river which can be identified with the Kuban. In Antiquity it also had the name Hypanis [2], in the Roman period, however, it had the Sarmatic name V.

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Plontke-Lüning, Annegret (Jena) and Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld), “Vardanes”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 13 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1228440>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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